14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Verona
Fly + train:  18​h 45​min
1
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
2
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Verona

3
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Change things up with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner .

Verona, Italy to Kyoto is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Verona to Kyoto. In November, Kyoto is somewhat warmer than Verona - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en Garden, then steep yourself in history at Himeji Castle, then don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Himeji travel route planning tool .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yoneda Taishiji Temple
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine and then don't miss a visit to Miyajima.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Himeji to Hiroshima by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, then don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, and finally examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, then admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple, and finally walk around Ishikawa Jumoku Park.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Kanazawa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. November in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ishikawa Jumoku Park
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo holiday maker site .

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In November in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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